Steven Baer, Robert Melsher and Jonathan Hyman receive 2019 Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Chicago, IL (March 13, 2020) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that three (3) of our brokers received the 2019 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Steven Baer (Principal),  Robert Melsher (Principal), and…

Meta Wine Wins Support Of Neighbors Ahead Of Opening In Mayfair Warehouse

Founders of a new Mayfair winery presented their plans — and their wines — to supportive Irving Park neighbors this week. Meta Wine plans to open a wholesale wine operation along with tasting room and shop at a cavernous former ice warehouse at 4300 W. Montrose Ave. Meta Wine founder Walter Clements, general manager Jennifer…

Marshalls Opening Route 59 Store In Shorewood

Contractors are busy working this week inside the former Babies R Us store in Shorewood. It’s being converted into a Marshalls department store. The new Marshalls will go near the Staples store in the same shopping plaza along Route 59 that includes the Mariano’s grocery store. Bugle Newspapers recently published an article revealing Marshalls would open its new…

Renowned S.K.Y. Chef to Open South Loop Restaurant Near McCormick Place

The chef behind S.K.Y. in Pilsen is preparing to open his second restaurant. Stephen Gillanders homaged his wife’s initials at S.K.Y., now he’s honoring his grandmother’s name with Apolonia, scheduled to open in early fall in South Loop. He and his staff will focus on European-Mediterranean cuisine. The 100-seater is at 2201 S. Michigan Avenue, near McCormick Place…

Carbondale to get new Homegoods retail store

HomeGoods will open in Carbondale on February 23. The new 20,800 square-foot store is located in University Place at 1300 East Main Street. HomeGoods merchandise departments include furniture, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, kitchen and dining, bedding, bath, kids’ decor and toys, pet accessories, storage, workspace, outdoor, gourmet, wellness and more. KFCS12 // Steve Pobst //…

First Look: Topgolf unveils new ‘lounge’ concept

Topgolf Entertainment Group has opened a new, smaller format combining an upscale restaurant and bar with virtual gaming experiences. The fast-growing sports and entertainment company debuted the concept, called Lounge by Topgolf, at Kirkland Urban, a new 1.2 million sq.-ft. mixed-use residential and retail development in downtown Kirkland, Wash. The venue houses a 9,200-sq.-ft. restaurant,…

PharmaCann Eyes Old Logan Square Bank Building For New Weed Dispensary

PharmaCann, a Chicago-based weed company that operates in multiple states, is looking to open a dispensary in Logan Square, its first in the city. The company has submitted applications to open the dispensary in the Logan Square State and Savings Bank building at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to legislation filed with the city. It’s…

West Loop Weed: Natural Care Company To Pitch Neighbors On Randolph Street Dispensary

A plan to open a weed dispensary on Randolph Street’s popular Restaurant Row will be shown to neighbors during a community meeting this week. Natural Care Company will detail it plans for 810 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop at a 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday at 560 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 100, according to…